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Paradigm Merlot Oakville Napa Valley

Wine Details

Vineyard

Paradigm

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Rosé

Wine Description

The Merlot is medium dark red in color with red and black plum aromas. Spicy oak enhances the ripe Merlot aromas and flavors. This is a soft and elegant wine, with bursts of flavor late in the palate. Round and silky mouthfeel with plum and cherry-like flavors.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03
  • International Wine Cellar
    (1996 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 84, May/June 1999 Good deep red. An initial leathery quality dissipated to reveal aromas of crushed red berries, roasted cherry, mace, and tarry, smoky oak. Strong, fresh red berry flavors offer a lovely sappy quality. Silky texture. Finishes quite firm and young, with dusty tannins and hints of tar and bourbon.